- uploaded: Sep 22, 2008
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For at least two millennia a number of religions have, in various ways, and to somewhat varying degrees, been predicting that there will a great cataclysm or great cataclysms which will befall mankind, planet Earth or both. This idea seems now to be being framed in more secular ways, through the mantras of "Global Warming", "Climate Change", resource depletion and the threat of "Nuclear International Terrorism" or a renewed threat of global nuclear warfare, bio-terrorism or widespread disease such as "avian flu" (which has seemingly existed for hundreds of years, but has never been a significant threat to humans). In some quarters, even the threat of an alien intervention or alien contact (which the evidence suggests has been ongoing for some time) is being mooted as yet another reason for global upheaval or catastrophe.